Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading organization for hunger relief and food rescue organization, will launch a new site for its large-scale food distributions in the South Bay as a part of the nonprofit’s Together Tour.
The goal of the Together Tour is to bring fresh, nutritious food conveniently and consistently to San Diegans through a series of distributions. The San Diego nonprofit kicks off the Together Tour on March 30 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista from 1 to 3 p.m.
Throughout the pandemic, Feeding San Diego has partnered with local organizations to host emergency food distributions and last month, they ramped up these large-scale efforts by targeting regions in San Diego County where the meal gap is most needed.
“Even as our county makes strides in combatting the pandemic and reopening, we will continue to host large-scale distributions to give widespread access to food to large numbers of residents of San Diego County,” said Dan Shea, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “Economists predict a five-year recovery horizon for some of the hardest-hit industries. Feeding San Diego is committed to being a part of that recovery and providing food for anyone in need of assistance while they get back on their feet.”
The large-scaled, contactless distribution sites can serve up to 1,400 people, as volunteers place about 50 pounds of food in the trunk of attendees’ at these drive-through events. Since February 2021, the organization has held eight of these types of distributions throughout the county and given food to over 20,000 people.